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Nick Maalouf

Nick Maloouf, P.Eng., is the vice president of Entela, Incorporated, responsible for new business development and leadership of Entela's Product Safety Group worldwide. He is currently the chairman of the Canadian Conformity Assessment Committee of the Canadian Accredited Certification Bodies (CCAC/CB). He has a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering and is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO). He is a member of the Advisory Committee on Conformity Assessment, set up by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), and a member of the Canadian subcommittee of Conformity Assessment Committee (CASCO). He is also a member of the IEC Advisory Committee on Electrical Safety (ACOS). He is also a member of the Canadian Advisory Committee on Electrical Safety (CACES). He is a past vice president of the certification and testing division of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), and has over twenty-two years of various technical and management positions with CSA.


The Effects of Globalization of Trade on Conformity Assessment

The objective of this article is to provide IAEI members information on the changing scene of conformity assessment resulting from the effects of globalization of trade. It offers the reader a snapshot of the driving forces in the business environment, the important elements of product compliance, the various levels of activities involved in the conformity assessment process, and the developing trends resulting from to the changing environment.